An Introduction to Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Healthcare

A.J. Hommersom*, Peter J. F. Lucas

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    Healthcare and medicine are, and have always been, very knowledge-intensive fields. Healthcare professionals use knowledge of the structure (molecular biology, cell biology, histology, gross anatomy) and functioning of the human body as well as knowledge of methods and means, some of them described by clinical guidelines, to diagnose and manage disorders. In addition, knowledge of how healthcare is organised is essential for the management of a patient’s disease.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFoundations of Biomedical Knowledge Representation
    Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Applications
    EditorsArjen Hommersom, Peter J.F. Lucas
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-28007-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-28006-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
    SeriesLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (subseries)


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